a long list of all the 2022 releases i still haven’t read (but want to)

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog. We’re officially more than halfway through the year which means that I have officially fallen behind on the new releases that I was excited about at the start of the year! So, now I’m here with aquick list of all the books that have already come out this year that I’m still excited to read!

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The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag [2022 Ed.]

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! We’re somehow over halfway through the year now so it’s time for the obligatory Mid-Year Freak Out Tag post! I’ve been doing this for a few years now and it always serves as such a fun reminder of my favourite books throughout the year and I love making a little list of the books I want to read for the rest of the year!

  • Past Freak Outs: 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021
  • How much I’ve read as of June 30th: 142
  • How many pages I’ve read as of June 30th: 53,084
  • No. of subscribers as of June 30th: 1,071

Goodreads challenge update!

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JULY TBR | 2022 releases + romances + new to me authors!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! June was a bit of a flop in terms of reading new to me books. But, it’s a new month and I have some big reading plans for future blog posts, and with new blog posts comes a brand new tbr! This month I really want to focus on reading new releases because I really feel like I’ve been focusing on backlist romances for the first half of the year, but now I want to read some 2022 releases!

*If you’re interested to know my thoughts on a particular book, please do still tell me because that will definitely give me extra motivation to pick it up!

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everything i have on hold at the library! | preparing for the graphicsathon in july!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! We’ve got the graphicsathon coming up in just under 2 weeks and so I’m officially geting my physical tbr together! I have a lot of books on my kindle and scribd tbrs so, I figured why not make my life even harder by giving myself even more choices and I put a whole bunch of graphics on hold at the library to the point where I maxed out my holds limit… 😅 So, here’s everything I currently have on hold at the library!

Followthe Graphcisathon Twitter here

Find out about Graphicsathon Round 6 here (July 11 – 17)

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JUNE WRAP UP | rereading romance faves!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! It’s officially the end of the month and can I just say… finally! This felt like such a slow month and I was also in a reading slump for the majority of the month. This was very much the kind of month where I just reread my favourite romances and didn’t really pick up anything else 😂.

Goodreads Challenge Update!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Must Have on Vacation!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back if you’re new! Today’s T5W post is about vacation reads so I’m recommending some of my favourite easy reads! I feel like when you’re on holiday you don’t want to read about people being stationary so I’ve tried to pick books that have characters moving around a fair bit. I’ve also gone for mostly romances because they’re so fast-paced and stereotypically easy to read. But, my last pick isn’t a romance for anyone who prefers a more cinematic action story!

prompt

For many, vacation time is here! If you’re travelling and going on vacation, what are some reads you feel are a “must have” during your vacation trip?

Find the June 2022 prompts here on Goodreads

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Graphicsathon Round 6 Announcement (dates, prompts + my tbr)

Hi everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog if you’re new! I’ve been co-hosting the Graphicsathon since 2020 and we’re officially up to round 6 now! Last round we read for an entire month but we’re officially past the halfway mark of the year now so we thought we’d make it short and sweet with one week of catching up on our goodreads goals and getting to the graphics we told ourselves we’d read in the first half of the year!

So, what counts as a graphic?

Anything with images! Comics, graphics novels, manga, picture books. If it uses pictures/images as a main storytelling device, it counts!

all the links ⬇️

  • Find Graphicsathon on Twitter
  • Find our Year-Long Graphicsathon Reading Challenge on The StoryGraph
  • You can find my ‘Graphics’ shelf on Goodreads here for extra recs
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i woke up at 6̶A̶M̶ 7AM every day for a week + the first thing i did was read: an experiment *fail lol*

Hi everyone. welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today I’m doing something a bit different and showing you a week in my life! Last week I did a mini-experiment with my sleep schedule and I documented it here! This is a bit new for me and my blog but I really enjoyed doing this so don’t be surprised if you see more posts like this on my blog in the future!

the rules

  • wake up anywhere between 6 and 7 (but 6am is obviously the goal) LOL
  • the first main thing I do is read – so no scrolling on my phone, but obviously letting the dog out or making breakfast is okay.

the goal

  • I don’t so much have a goal, as I would just like to see if this is something that I am capable of doing to try and change my daily schedule around to hopefully change my sleeping schedule. I’m an insomniac so I have no idea if this will work for me, but I think it’s worth a shot and, doing this for content gives me a little bit more motivation to actually get up in the morning!
  • I also think this will just be great for my general productivity every day and I’m really hoping I’ll read some great books too since I haven’t been loving everything I’ve been picking up lately.

what i expect will happen

I honestly expect that I will fail hard at this and that reading will not end up being the first thing I do when I wake up each day. But, I hope that I will be able to persuade myself to get up between 6 and 7 and maybe listen to an audiobook while I play some Animal Crossing. Is playing a video game any better than scrolling on my phone when I first wake up? No, but at least working on my island will be more productive than doom scrolling. I’m also hoping that this will at least wake me up a bit more since going on my phone seems to make me more groggy than anything else.

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Top 5 Wednesday: *Blue* Books Worth The Hype!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today I’m writing up a Top 5 Wednesday post! I used to do these all of the time when I first started blogging and I figured it was finally time to get back to my roots and start doing these again! Today’s prompt is books worth the hype, but while I was looking through my favourites shelf on Goodreads, which is in rainbow order, I just kept adding blue books to my list and then somehow ended up with 5 books with blue covers that I wanted to talk about! 😂

prompt

There is always a new popular book that it seems everyone is raving about and saying how great it. Sometimes that hype can push us to try it and other times, not try it at all. For this prompt, let’s talk about those “hyped” reads we did try and indeed felt they were worth the hype!

Find the June 2022 prompts here on Goodreads

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THE HOEMANCE BOOK CLUB JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2022 PICKS 💕📚

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog. I’m finally back with a new Hoemance book club update and happy to say that I’ve been loving our romance picks so far this year! I introduced the book club last year with Rebecca and we’ve been reading a romance book each month ever since. We’ve read some total bangers like The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang, Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon and Hands Down by Mariana Zapata which have become fast favourites! I’ve been loving discussing our monthly picks on our Discord with everyone in our club and I can’t wait to discuss our new picks too!

Need some new Storygraph challenges to dive into?

You can join the Hoemance challenge here on Storygraph and we’ve also put together two separate challenges for anyone interested! There’s the Romance Buzzword challenge for anyone who wants a more laid back challenge & there’s also the Reading Romance challenge which is just a list of 13 prompts you can add your read books to over 2022!

  • Find us on Twitter & Instagram (I highly recommend following our Ig, we post lots of romance recommendations on there and it’s a blast!)
  • Join our Discord here
  • Suggest books for future reads here
  • Join our StoryGraph challenge here

Find out more about the book club here ⬇️  & find our catalogue of past books here.

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